Lauren Aranador

Executive Assistant

Hometown

I like to think of myself as a gypsy,  but I'm a California girl,  born and raised in the Bay Area.

Words of Wisdom

A college professor told me to, "Trust that everything that is happening is supposed to be happening".   Those words have helped me keep perspective and be flexible.  Simple, but applicable to all aspects of life.

Favorite Gown in the AKB Collection

My list of favorite gowns continues to grow all the time!  I love the glamorous Rita with her subtle sexiness and sweet sophistication, but I'm drawn to Bacall's luxurious “Ferris Wheel” Guipere lace.  Romantic and so elegant.  With each new collection, more to love!

What do you love most about San Francisco?

After spending some time in New York, I've grown to appreciate and love San Francisco even more. It embodies the California-cool vibe while still having that  "hustle-and-bustle" element that NY is known for. San Francisco is the perfect combination of the East and West Coasts.

Why do you love working with brides?

For our brides, this time is full of excitement and celebration. It's truly rewarding to be a part of that experience. To top it all off, I'm a hopeless romantic!